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Bee-yond! Beyoncé reveals she is raising honey bees at home

Bzzz bzzz … Bee-yoncé is raising bees.

Beyoncé’s fans have long identified as “the Beyhive,” but the legendary singer now has her own real-life beehives at home, she told Harper’s Bazaar for its September issue.

“Now I’m building a hemp and honey farm. I’ve even got hives on my roof!” she said.

She didn’t specify which of her properties her bees live on — Miami? Bel Air? New Orleans? — but she was most recently staying in the Hamptons with husband Jay-Z and their children, Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir, at their $26 million mansion.

“During quarantine, I went from overindulgences to creating positive rituals drawing from past generations and putting my own spin on things … I’m so happy that my daughters will have the example of those rituals from me,” she told the magazine.

A representative did not return a request for confirmation about the beehives’ location. Beyoncé has also traveled to Miami in the past few months.

"I found healing properties in honey that benefit me and my children," she said.
“I found healing properties in honey that benefit me and my children,” Beyoncé said.
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Queen Bey’s history with bees

Beyoncé hasn’t always loved bees. As a child, she and two other girls discovered bees in a bush that sent them screaming, a home video used in her recent advertising campaign with Adidas shows.

“Leave those bees alone!” a man, presumably Beyoncé’s father, can be heard saying in the video as a young Knowles screams on her front porch.

Beyoncé’s newfound interest in raising bees comes from the healing properties of honey, she said. Honey has been proven to have antibacterial properties, according to studies.

“I found healing properties in honey that benefit me and my children,” she said.

“Leave those bees alone!” a man — presumably Beyoncé’s father — can be heard saying in the video as a young Beyoncé screams on her front porch.

If the swarm is housed on the roof of her Hamptons home, it’s not clear where it would perch on the mostly sloped rooftop.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z purchased the gated, guarded Hamptons home on Georgica Pond in 2017. The main house spans 12,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms. The 2-acre estate also has a 1,800-square-foot guest cottage, Page Six reported.

The home is near a private airport, which has also dedicated space to beekeeping amid threats the celebrity-favorite transport hub could close.

Beekeeping has become increasingly popular in recent years. Martha Stewart is one celebrity fan of the hobby, and Long Islanders have hopped on the trend.

Beekeepers’ hives have popped up on Brooklyn rooftops, on the Bank of America Tower, on the Brooks Brothers flagship and in the homes of veterans — although not everyone has been happy about it.

On TikTok, beekeeping methodology has stirred controversy, The Post previously reported.

She’s growing hemp, too

Beyoncé is also growing hemp, she said in the interview.

“I discovered CBD on my last tour, and I’ve experienced its benefits for soreness and inflammation. It helped with my restless nights and the agitation that comes from not being able to fall asleep,” she said.

Jay-Z is the chief brand strategist at California marijuana dispensary Caliva, and Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, is a medical marijuana user who works in the marijuana farmland business, he told Page Six.

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“Now I’m building a hemp and honey farm. I’ve even got hives on my roof!” she said.

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“During quarantine, I went from overindulgences to creating positive rituals drawing from past generations and putting my own spin on things,” she said.

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